Posted on July 8, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Independence Day on the National Mall
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By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Our family trip to Washington, D.C. was planned long before we knew there would be a fireworks ban in most of Colorado, and there’s nothing like the great display put on over Dillon Reservoir by the town of Frisco, especially since we can watch it right off the deck of Summit Voice headquarters.
I was a little hesitant to post these, as I felt bad for the folks who didn’t get to see local fireworks this year, but in the end, it was such a great display that I wanted to share it.
But it was a real treat to watch this special national holiday unfold in the capitol, which embraces the Fourth of July as a special responsibility. Yes, security was tight, but amazingly, you can still stroll to within a few yards of the White House. And the fireworks that unfolded over the storied monuments of our national pantheon were stirring and powerful, right up the last of the rockets’ red glare.
More photos from Independence Day in DC here, along with a short essay here.
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Posted on July 4, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Fourth of July in the capital
An early morning jogging tour included a flag-bearer as the group stopped in McPherson Square, recently one of the hotspots for the Occupy DC movement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There may be no place better than the nation’s capital to experience the Fourth of July, as visitors and locals join in the country’s birthday party. Here’s how it started. We’ll add more photos later.
Certain unalienable rights …
Getting it just right!
Not just Americans celebrate Independence Day. These two French youngsters are aware of the contribution their countryman, Lafayette, made to the American Revolution.
Demonstrators and free speech advocates of all stripes were lining up at Lafayette Park to have their moment on a soapbox on a day dedicated to liberty and freedom.
Fireworks finale over the National Mall.
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